Monday, October 24, 2005

The night before Soul Calibur III, aka Tekken 5 revisisted.

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So, some stores will get in Soul Calibur III tomorrow. Obviously I want it very badly, but there are two tempting bargains floating around. The first is the annual Toys R Us buy 2 get 1 free sale. The problems with that are there’s no telling what day TRU will stock SCIII, and if they’ll have two other $50 games that I want on hand whenever they do get it in. The other bargain is Fry’s advertised price of $37.99, but they say it won’t be in stock till after 4PM Thursday. Ouch.

We’ll see how it shakes out, but I decided to revisit a few titles to get myself in the proper mental frame. First is Soul Calibur II. Still great although mysteriously maligned by some. The one I’m playing more is Tekken 5, as there are parallels I’ll be comparing. Like Tekken 5, SCIII supports progressive scan and widescreen visuals. The picture will probably be cropped, but it wasn’t that harsh in Tekken, so I’m optimistic for SC.

More importantly, let’s go over the costume selection for a small taste of what awaits us later this week:


Karmakin said...

Agreed with the idea of Asuka's bonus outfit. Just ignore that gameplay-wise, she plays just like her mother, who was my character in 2 and Tag Tourney.

Anonymous said...

As you can see SC3 graphics not only kill tekken5 they beat DOAU as well.

Karmakin said...


I actually am playing a rental of SCIII right now. The graphics...well..are the suck. They're fuzzy, and blurry. The menus are a step backwards from SCII. The backgrounds are pretty, but the characters are not designed as well at all.

And the gameplay...ugh. Not nearly as responsive as SCII.

Mind you, I am comparing the PS2 to the GC version, so that may have something to do with it.

Wataru Maruyama said...

From a purely technical standpoint, SCIII does not look as good as Tekken 5. The quality of the progressive scan picture is just not up to snuff. SCIII is not only about visuals though. I'll go into detail in the next post.

Anonymous said...

FACT: SC3's graphics are more technicaly impressive than Tekken 5, and SC2, and are on par, if not better, than DOAU. Sorry, like it or not, it's the truth.

Seriously, sit down and take a look at the game, notice the huge draw distances, the higher poly counts on the characters when compared to Tekken 5. I mean use your brain, SC3 is using an upgraded T5 engine ofcourse it will look better. Just seeing the cloth dynamics and fur shading used on The Rock should be enough to convince anyone. And what other game makes use of REAL TIME motion blur? Fucking none, unless you could DOA4 which is an Xbox360 game.

Ontop of that, SC3 is true 16:9 where T5 is not, and SC3 has been THX certified in audio and sound, and uses PLII in game!

Fuck, there is even specular blooming and highlighting used on some stages.

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